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an·tic·i·pa·tion

(an-tis'i-pā'shŭn),
1. Appearance before the appointed time of a periodic symptom or sign.
2. Progressively earlier age of manifestation of a hereditary disease in successive generations; may be factitious (because of heightened awareness of early signs of the disease or because these signs are more conspicuous in the young) or authentic (because of progressive loss of epistatic and modifier genes by recombination and segregation, or because of expansion of unstable alleles in successive generations).
3. An increase in the severity of a phenotype in successive generations of a family, often associated with an increase in the number of trinucleotide repeats in a causative gene (e.g., fragile X syndrome, myotonic dystrophy, Huntington disease).

anticipation

[antis′ipā′shən]
an appearance before the expected time of a periodic sign or symptom. Examples are a malarial paroxysm or a hereditary disorder.

anticipation

An anomalous pattern of inheritance, first identified by researcher Stephanie Sherman, in which the manifestations of a particular inherited disorder (Sherman studied Fragile X syndrome) are more marked with each passing generation of patients who are at risk of a certain mutation. Anticipation results from two genetic events; a premutation (e.g., insertion of increasing number of the trinucleotide repeat CGG), which eventually passes a threshold and becomes an active mutation in the progeny.

an·tic·i·pa·tion

(ăn-tis'i-pā'shŭn)
Foreknowledge or expectation.
[L. anticipatio, fr. anticipo, to take before]

anticipation

The occurrence of a hereditary disease at progressively earlier ages, and in progressively more severe form, in successive generations. This is a feature of a range of conditions that includes myotonic dystrophy, the fragile X syndrome and Huntington's disease.

Patient discussion about anticipation

Q. Can anyone help us by giving some dietary information to reduce on her stress? Thank you in anticipation. My aunt is suffering from breast cancer for the past 3 years. She lives in a village. She feels good after the treatment. She is having poor immunity due to which she gets cold easily. She often gets sick. This has to a great extent affected her sleep pattern also. Doctor has advised her to control the stress and also to reduce on barbeques, as she takes them a lot. We are helping her to find different ways to reduce the stress. Can anyone help us by giving some dietary information to reduce on her stress? Thank you in anticipation.

A. what we eat has an immense effect on our mood, and the other way around...
eating chocolate raises the amount of serotonin in our brain, carbohydrates also cause hormones in our body to change and calm us down. but i think the best nutritional value comes from Omega-3 fatty acids. the brain cells are built from them and they helps membrane to gain stability.

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References in classic literature ?
They say the captain will never point the ship for the land so long as he has in anticipation a mess of fresh meat.
Creditors appear to me, by anticipation like those devils who turn the damned upon the gridirons, and as patience is not my dominant virtue, I am always tempted to thrash those devils.
Voyt had gone back on Thursday, and he now, to settle on the spot the question of a piece of work begun at his place, had rushed down for a few hours in anticipation of the usual collective move for the week's end.
My nerves thrilled with anticipation when at last the cold wind upon our faces and the dark, void spaces on either side of the narrow road told me that we were back upon the moor once again.
The eyes of my companions lighted, and grim smiles of pleasure and anticipation overspread their faces, as each eye turned toward me questioningly.
Only the poet or the saint can water an asphalt pavement in the confident anticipation that lilies will reward his labour.
And suddenly the whole world centered for him on anticipation of the next note, the next phrase, and everything in the world was divided into three beats: "Oh mio crudele affetto.
No schoolboy counting the lagging hours that must pass before the beginning of "long vacation" released him to the delirious joys of the sum-mer camp could have been filled with greater im-patience or keener anticipation.
Tarzan recognized the ear-marks of the witch-doctor and awaited Numa's charge with a feeling of pleasurable anticipation, for the ape-man had no love for witch-doctors; but in the instant that Numa did charge, the white man suddenly recalled that the lion had stolen his kill a few minutes before and that revenge is sweet.
She joined us in the afternoon with a quite indescribable expression on her face, compounded of triumph, anticipation, and regret.
Besides these, there was a long row of boys waiting, with countenances of no pleasant anticipation, to be treacled; and another file, who had just escaped from the infliction, making a variety of wry mouths indicative of anything but satisfaction.
This dear good Sviazhsky, keeping a stock of ideas simply for social purposes, and obviously having some other principles hidden from Levin, while with the crowd, whose name is legion, he guided public opinion by ideas he did not share; that irascible country gentleman, perfectly correct in the conclusions that he had been worried into by life, but wrong in his exasperation against a whole class, and that the best class in Russia; his own dissatisfaction with the work he had been doing, and the vague hope of finding a remedy for all this--all was blended in a sense of inward turmoil, and anticipation of some solution near at hand.